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Accident: 14428528 - Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts

Accident: 14428528 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 06/27/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10001958706/27/19867999U S Olympic Committee
AN EMPLOYEE WAS ASSIGNED TO COVER A PHOTOELECTRIC CELL. TO PERFORM THIS TASK, THE EMPLOYEE CLIMBED OVER A LOCKED FENCE AND THEN ONTO AN OVERHEAD PLATFORM ON WHICH TRANSFORMERS HAD BEEN INSTALLED. THE EMPLOYEE CONTACTED EXPOSED PARTS ENERGIZED AT 6900 VOLTS WHILE HE WAS ON THE PLATFORM, AND THE RESULTANT ELECTRIC SHOCK CAUSED HIM TO FALL 18.5 FEET TO THE GROUND. THE EMPLOYEE BROKE HIS BACK AND WAS PARALYZED AS A RESULT OF THIS INJURY.
Keywords: paralysis, e gi iii, electrical, back, electric shock, fall, transformer, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100019587 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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